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Submission + - Google Checkout Party Canceled Due to eBay Pressur

andyteleco writes: Here's a little episode from the money-makes-the-world-go-round department. Google on Monday announced an alternative Google Checkout party with free food & massages at the side of an eBay event — likely to lure away sellers (Checkout is a competitor to eBay-owned PayPal): Are you an online seller attending eBay Live! in Boston this week? If so, join us for a celebration of user choice at the Google Checkout Freedom Party on Thursday night This didn't bode so well with eBay, who, according to Valleywag, reacted by withdrawing AdWords ads on Google. And now, in a new blog post Google says that after "speaking with officials at eBay, we ... agreed that it was better for us not to feature this event." (The post doesn't elaborate on the reasons, except that Google "did not want to detract from" the eBay Live event — as often with official company blogs, they hide more than they reveal when it comes to sensitive issues.) From: http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2007-06-13.htm l#n11
Software

Submission + - Critical Flaws With MS Exchange Alternatives

techie writes: MadPenguin.org reviews a number of MS Exchange alternatives and comes away unimpressed. Why? Because the open source alternatives are incompetent from a corporate standpoint. "What's interesting is that I remain interested in Scalix as an Exchange alternative, but not from Scalix Collaboration. It's a shame, too, as the website appears to have had a ton of time put into it, but it is reflective of why corporations need to have competent marketing firms working with them. It's like someone let the engineers out of the cubes to write their marketing plan. There are tons of reasons why this platform rocks with no seriously usable method of using it.

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